Rami Malek Biography
Rami Malek is an American actor known for his versatility and captivating performances. Born in Torrance, California, on May 12, 1981, to Egyptian immigrant parents, Malek was raised in a culturally diverse environment that shaped his world-view and influenced his acting style. He has an identical twin brother named Sami, who became an ESL and English teacher.
Malek attended Notre Dame High School in California where he was in the same class as actress Rachel Bilson. He studied theatre at the University of Evansville in Indiana, where he spent a semester abroad in England, studying at Harlaxton College in Lincolnshire. He started his acting career performing in New York City theatres before moving back to LA to pursue his acting career.
His first movie, Night at the Museum (2006), marked the start of his film career, and he went on to star in the Night at the Museum film trilogy. He also had supporting roles in television shows such as The War at Home (2005-2007) and The Pacific (2010).
His big breakthrough came for his portrayal of computer hacker Elliot Alderson in the hit TV series Mr. Robot (2015-2019), for which he received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
Rami Malek reached new heights with his portrayal of Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the legendary rock band Queen, in the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody (2018). The film was a massive commercial and critical success, and Malek’s performance earned him numerous awards, including the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and British Academy Film Award for Best Actor.
In 2021, Rami Malek starred in the crime film The Little Things and played the main villain Lyutsifer Safin in the James Bond film No Time to Die. He has also lent his voice to video games, including Halo 2 (2004), The Legend of Korda (2014), and Until Dawn (2015).
Malek’s influence extends beyond his acting career. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2019, recognizing his impact on popular culture and his contributions to the entertainment industry. He continues to be a force to be reckoned with, and his growing filmography is one of the most impressive of any actor of his generation.